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Re: Recipes - Main & Side Dishes
« Reply #80 on: December 23, 2013, 12:26:07 pm »
I've obtained a lovely leg of lamb for Christmas dinner and I'm about to marinate it. Any hints on a good flavorful marinade? In past years I haven't been able to taste all the garlic and rosemary I've heaped on the lamb, no matter how I've prepared it!
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Re: Recipes - Main & Side Dishes
« Reply #81 on: December 23, 2013, 01:22:11 pm »
I've had this problem too.  It can't just "sit" on the outside; try cutting little slits into the meat and inserting the rosemary and garlic.  Or, try crushing/chopping it very finely and shmear it on the lamb after a good rubbing with olive oil. 

I do a rack of lamb for xmess--I make a crust that consists of dijon mustard, freshly ground black pepper, lots of garlic, rosemary, and crushed juniper berries.  I crush the whole shebang in a mortar and shmear it on, covering it with breadcrumbs.  Then roast in a very hot oven for 30 minutes.  The house smells divine!
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Re: Recipes - Main & Side Dishes
« Reply #82 on: December 23, 2013, 02:05:28 pm »
Thanks for the advice, it was just what I needed...I'm off to find my mortar and pestle!
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Re: Recipes - Main & Side Dishes
« Reply #83 on: December 23, 2013, 03:08:00 pm »
On to next challenge...my mom can't eat roasted brussels sprouts, she needs to have them cooked longer. Anybody have a favorite well cooked brussels sprout recipe?

Here's the sprouts as I obtained them yesterday. They'll be quite fresh!
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Re: Recipes - Main & Side Dishes
« Reply #84 on: December 23, 2013, 05:08:16 pm »
I love brussel sprouts.

I cook them very simple (like I tend to do with most food)

Cover them in water and bring them to boil. Then pour the water out and pour fresh water in the pot. This time about halfway up. Bring them to boil again, and let boil for as long as needed.

By pouring the first water out you get rid of the little bitterness that can sometimes be in brussel sprouts.

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Re: Recipes - Main & Side Dishes
« Reply #85 on: December 23, 2013, 08:54:06 pm »
Thanks very much for the tip, Sonja. Makes perfect sense.
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Re: Recipes - Main & Side Dishes
« Reply #86 on: December 25, 2013, 09:55:11 am »
Good luck with them, Lee!

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Re: Recipes - Main & Side Dishes
« Reply #87 on: December 25, 2013, 12:29:35 pm »
Thanks, friend! I need all the luck I can get!

I was taking the lamb out of the fridge this morning when I knocked the door shelf with my elbow and it fell on the tile floor. There was an amazing array of pickles, hot oil, chili sauce, capers, and Worcestershire all over the floor. The good news is that I now have to stay out of my kitchen while the freshly mopped floor is drying, I'm eating a nice breakfast and catching up on BetterMost, and I am rid of all those miscellaneous jars and bottles that were cluttering up the fridge! Merry Christmas, everyone!
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Re: Recipes - Main & Side Dishes
« Reply #88 on: December 25, 2013, 12:30:19 pm »
It was a condiment-astrophe!
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Re: Recipes - Main & Side Dishes
« Reply #89 on: December 25, 2013, 01:39:14 pm »
It was a condiment-astrophe!

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Sorry you had to deal with all that mess, Lee.

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